Hannah Montana is coming to an end.
The Disney Channel series that catapulted 16-year-old Miley Cyrus to teen superstardom will wrap up its fourth and final season run next year, according to Miley’s dad and co-star, Billy Ray Cyrus.
Billy Ray revealed the news in an interview with The Billy Bush Show on Friday.
Billy Ray says the cast will film the final 11 half-hour long episodes and a one-hour long series finale, all expected to air in 2010.
“Quite frankly, I give a lot of credit to Miley for taking it to another year,” Billy Ray explained. “She didn’t want it to just end with whatever was the last episode we did. She wanted it to build to where there’s a moral to the story, to where it doesn’t just end and go away and that’s it. She wanted there to be an official ending to ‘Hannah Montana.’”
“We’ll start [shooting] Season 4 sometime around the end of January,” he said. “We have to be done by the first week of June in the summer of next year.”